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Influences of deregulation, standardisation, environmental issues and: Just-in-time thinking on transport issues for companies within the manufactoring sector
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
1996 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]
The deregulation of the transport market with the European Union has influeced the companies in Sweden. Together with the subsequent standardisation and harmonisation of modes of transport and facilitating concepts related to transport these factors have contributed to that the companies in Sweden are facing great changes as far as transport issues are concerned. The environmental aspects related to the transport sector have also gained increased importance during the last years. The European Union has among other things emphasised an ecologically sustainable future which is going to be one of the most important priorities in the future. During the last years the environmental problems caused by the transport sector have been emphasised more and more and environmental legislation, taxes and fees used against what is not desirable, whereas more environmental friendly alternatives are supported. Other factors that have influenced the transport operations of companies are the concept of Just-in-time JIT and the related concept of Total-quality-control TQC. It is important to emphasise that these factors would have been present even of the European Union had not existed. Our purpose was then consequently to investigate how companies had been affected by and what opinions they had about the deregulation of the transport market and the subsequent standardisation and harmonisation of modes of transport and facilitating concepts of transport that have been implemented within the European Union. How companies had been affected by and what opinions they have about environmental aspects related to the transport sector, where it is important to use taxes, fees and legislation towards what is not desirable while supporting more environmental friendly alternatives and finally how the concept of JIT and the related concepts of TQC have influenced the transport policies and transport strategies of companies. We chose to study these issues from a company point of view, to be able to form a picture of the notions, opinions and values that the companies have on these issues and what they gave priority to. The method we used for the collection of data was quantitative and in the form of a questionnaire. We used this method because we wanted to achieve a result with a generalisation level to a greater population. The companies that took part in the questionnaire are manufacturing companies located in the south of Sweden, namely in the counties of Kronoberg and Halland. The answer frequency became 62.5% which must be regarded as relatively good since the survey was carried out with the help of a questionnaire, where traditionally it can be difficult to get a high answer frequency. The theory deals with the three different areas that the companies are influenced by, i e theory related to the standardisation/harmonisation development and the deregulation of the transport market within the EU, the environmental aspects related to the transport sector and the concept of JIT thinking and the related concept of TQC.
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1996.
Keywords [en]
deregulation, standardisation, transport
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-7083Local ID: U0937OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-7083DiVA, id: diva2:362125
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Note
Denna uppsats kan beställas från arkivet / This paper can be ordered from the archive. Kontakta / Contact: arkivet@hh.seAvailable from: 2010-11-09 Created: 2010-11-09Bibliographically approved

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